Mount Jefferson (Nevada)

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Mount Jefferson
2014-10-19 10 18 42 Panorama north towards the south summit of Mount Jefferson, Nevada from about 10680 feet on the trail from Jefferson Summit.JPG
View of the South Summit of Mt. Jefferson from about 1,270 feet (387 m) below on the ridge to the south
Elevation 11,949 ft (3,642 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 5,861 ft (1,786 m)[2]
Listing Ultra
Nevada County High Points[2]
Mount Jefferson is located in Nevada
Mount Jefferson
Mount Jefferson
Location Nye County, Nevada, U.S.
Range Toquima Range
Coordinates 38°45′07″N 116°55′36″W / 38.751965453°N 116.926777789°W / 38.751965453; -116.926777789Coordinates: 38°45′07″N 116°55′36″W / 38.751965453°N 116.926777789°W / 38.751965453; -116.926777789[1]
Topo map USGS Mount Jefferson
Easiest route From Jefferson Summit near Meadow Canyon, a four-wheel drive road leads north to a trail which ascends directly to the Mount Jefferson South Summit, Class 1 hike[3]

Mount Jefferson is the highest mountain in both the Toquima Range and Nye County in Nevada, United States. It is the sixth highest mountain in the state.[4] As the high point of a range which is well separated from other ranges by low basins, Mount Jefferson has a high topographic prominence of 5,861 feet (1,786 m). This makes it the third most prominent peak in Nevada (after Charleston Peak and Wheeler Peak).[5] For similar reasons, it is also the highest mountain for over 90 miles in all directions.[2] It is located about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of the county seat of Tonopah within the Alta Toquima Wilderness of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, near the smaller towns of Carvers and Round Mountain. Three distinct summits are located on a broad area of subalpine tundra: North Summit rises to 11,820 feet (3,603 m),[6] Middle Summit to 11,692 feet (3,564 m),[7] and South Summit to 11,949 feet (3,642 m).[1] During the Pleistocene, alpine glaciers eroded several cirques east of the summit plateau.

Mount Jefferson view
360-degree panorama from Mount Jefferson's South Summit

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  1. ^ a b c "Jeff". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Jefferson, Nevada". Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Mount Jefferson". Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  4. ^ "Nevada 11,000-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Retrieved 2014-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Mount Jefferson-North Summit, Nevada". Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Mount Jefferson-Middle Summit, Nevada". Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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